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Lester Bowie discography

This is a discography of Lester Bowie albums and albums by other musicians that feature Lester Bowie


Lester Bowie: leader and co-leader discography

Numbers 1 & 2, Lester Bowie, 1967, Nessa n-1

Tracks : Number 1, Number 2

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

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A Jackson in Your House, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1969, Actuel 529.302

Tracks : A Jackson In Your House, Get In Line, The Waltz, Ericka, Song For Charles

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell

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Message to Our Folks, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1969, Actuel 529.328

Tracks : Old Time Religion, Dexterity, Rock Out, A Brain For The Seine

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors

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People in Sorrow, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1969, Nessa n-3

Tracks : People In Sorrow Part 1, People In Sorrow Part 2

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

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Reese and the Smooth Ones, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1970, Actuel 529.329

Tracks : Reese / The Smooth Ones Part 1, Reese / The Smooth Ones Part 2

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors

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Les Stances a Sophie, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1970, Nessa n-4

Tracks : Theme De Yoyo, Theme De Celine, Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi (I), Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi (II), Proverbs (I), Theme Amour Universel, Theme Libre, Proverbs (II)

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Fontella Bass

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Certain Blacks, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1970, America / Inner City

Tracks : Certain Blacks "Do What They Wanna", One For Jarman, Bye Bye Baby

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors, Chicago Beau, William A. Howell, Julio Finn

Originally released in France on the America label in 1970. Released in the US on Inner City in 1976.

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Phase One, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1971, America / Prestige

Tracks : Ohnedaruth, Lebert Aaly

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye

Originally released in France on the America label in 1971. Released in the US on Prestige in 1973.

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Art Ensemble Of Chicago With Fontella Bass, 1971, America / Prestige

Tracks : Part One: How Strange, Part Two: Ole Jed, Horn Web

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye, Fontella Bass

Originally released in France on the America label in 1971. Released in the US on Prestige in 1972.

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Chi Congo, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1972, Disques Decca / Paula

Tracks : Chi-Congo, Enlorfe, Part One, Enlorfe, Part Two, Hippparippp

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye

Originally released in France in 1972. Released in the US on Paula in 1973.

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The Spiritual, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1972, Freedom

Tracks : Toro, Lori Song, That The Evening Sky Fell Through The Glass Wall And We Stood Alone Somewhere?, The Spiritual

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Recorded in June 1969. Subsequently released on CD on Black Lion in 1996 and 2002 with different cover designs.

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Bap Tizum, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1973, Atlantic 1639

Tracks : Introduction, Nfamoudou - BouDouGou, Immm, Unanka, Oouffnoon, Ohnedaruth, Odwalla

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye

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Go Home, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1973, Galloway

Tracks : Hello Chi, From Bengali, From Saint-Louis, Fly With Honey Hee, Hello Chi, Dance

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Fontella Bass, Ivan Jullien, Bernard Vitet, Ambrose Jackson, Raymond Katarzinsky, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Matot, Ventosa, Kenneth Terroade

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Fast Last!, Lester Bowie, 1974, Muse 5055

Tracks : Lonely Woman, Banana Whistle, Hello Dolly, Fast Last / C, F-Troop Rides Again

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Julius Hemphill, John Stubblefield, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Charles Shaw, Jerome Cooper, Phillip Wilson

Reissued by Muse in 1987 as Hello Dolly (Muse 5337)

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Tutankhamun, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1974, Freedom

Tracks : Tutankhamun, The Ninth Room

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Recorded in June 1969. Subsequently released on CD on Black Lion with two bonus tracks.

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Fanfare For The Warriors, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1974, Atlantic 1651

Tracks : Illistrum, Barnyard Scuffel Shuffel, Nonaah, Fanfare For The Warriors, What's To Say, Tnoona, The Key

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Live At Mandell Hall, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1974, Delmark

Tracks : Duffvipels, Checkmate, Dautality, Mata Kimasu

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live at Mandell Hall, University of Chicago in 1972. The CD release on Delmark has the title "Live".

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Rope-A-Dope, Lester Bowie, 1976, Muse 5081

Tracks : Tender Openings, St. Louis Blues (Chicago Style), Mirage, Rope-A-Dope

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Malachi Favors, Charles Bobo Shaw, Don Moye, Raymund Cheng

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The Paris Session, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1977, Arista Freedom AL 1903

Tracks : Tutankhamun, The Ninth Room, That The Evening The Sky Fell Through The Glass Wall And We Stood Alone Somewhere?, Toro, Lori Song, Tthinitthedalen Part One, Tthinitthedalen Part Two, The Spiritual

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Recorded in Paris in June 1969. Most of this music was originally released on two albums; The Spiritual (Freedom, 1973) and Tutankhamun (Freedom, 1974)

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The 5th Power, Lester Bowie, 1978, Black Saint 0020

Tracks : Sardegna Amore (New Is Full of Lonely People), 3 in 1 (Three in One), BBB, God Has Smiled on Me, The 5th Power (Finale)

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Claudine Myers, Malachi Favors, Phillip Wilson

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Duet, Lester Bowie & Philip Wilson, 1978, Improvising Artists IAI 37.38.54

Tracks : Duet, TBM, Finale

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Phillip Wilson

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African Children, Lester Bowie, 1978, Horo HDP 29-30

Tracks : Amina, Captain Courageous, Tricky Slicky, Chili MacDonald, For Fela

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Myers, Malachi Favors, Phillip Wilson

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Kabalaba: Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1978, AECO

Tracks : Kabalaba - Bees, Interlude, Kaba Song, Interlude, Theme For Sco / Kabalaba, Duo, Sun Precondition One, Interlude, Improvization A2, Mal's Delight, Kabalaba Speaks

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Nice Guys, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1979, ECM 1126

Tracks : Ja, Nice Guys, Folkus, 597-59, Cyp, Dreaming Of The Master

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Live In Paris, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1980, Affinity

Tracks : Oh Strange (Part 1), Oh Strange (Part 2), Bon Voyage (Part 1), Bon Voyage (Part 2)

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Fontella Bass

Recorded live in Paris in 1969. Probably originally released on two separate albums in Japan in the mid-1970's.

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Full Force, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1980, ECM 1167

Tracks : Magg Zelma, Care Free, Charlie M, Old Time Southside Street Dance, Full Force

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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The Great Pretender, Lester Bowie, 1981, ECM 1209

Tracks : The Great Pretender, Howdy Doody Time, When The Doom (Moon) Comes Over The Mountain, Rios Negroes, Rose Drop, Oh, How The Ghost Sings

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Donald Smith, Fred Williams, Phillip Wilson, David Peaston, Fontella Bass

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Among The People, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1981, Praxis

Tracks : Among The People, Shango King, Choosing A Cracker

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Italy in 1980. The song titles are as given on the LP. Released on CD on the Golden Years Of New Jazz label in 2001 as Live In Milano.

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Urban Bushmen, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1982, ECM 1211/12

Tracks : Promenade: Cote Bamako I, Bush Magic, Urban Magic, Sun Precondition Two, Theme For Sco, New York Is Full Of Lonely People, Ancestral Meditation, Uncle, Peter And Judith, Promenade: Cote Bamako II, Odwalla / Theme

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye

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All The Magic!, Lester Bowie, 1983, ECM 1246/47

Tracks : For Louie, Spacehead, Ghosts, Trans Traditional Suite: All The Magic/Everything Must Change/T. Jam Blues, Let The Good Times Roll, Organic Echo, Dunce Dance, Charlie M., Thirsty?, Almost Christmas, Down Home, Okra Influence, Miles Davis Meets Donald Duck, Deb Deb's Face, Monkey Waltz, Fraudulent Fanfare, Organic Echo (Part II)

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Ari Brown, Art Matthews, Fred Williams, Phillip Wilson, David Peaston, Fontella Bass

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Bugle Boy Bop, Charles "Bobo" Shaw & Lester Bowie, 1983, Muse 5268

Tracks : Bugle Boy Bop, Go Bo, Cootie's Caravan Fan, Latin Recovery, The Girth Of The Cool, Chop'n Rock, Finito, Benito

Musicians : Charles "Bobo" Shaw, Lester Bowie

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The Third Decade, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1984, ECM 1273

Tracks : Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi, Funky AECO, Walking In The Moonlight, The Bell Piece, Zero, Third Decade

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye

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Duet, Nobuyoshi Ino & Lester Bowie, 1985, Paddle Wheel

Tracks : Kami-Fusen, Moon Over Bourbon Street, Fela - Ellen David, Baku-No-Akubi, Wishful Thinking, Three-Legged Race, Goin' Home

Musicians : Nobuyoshi Ino, Lester Bowie

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Live In Japan, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1985, DIW

Tracks : Ohnedaruth, The Waltz, Ol' Time Southside Street Dance, Zero, Odwalla: The Theme

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Tokyo in 1984. A double LP of music from this performance was released in 1988.

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I Only Have Eyes for You, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1985, ECM 1296

Tracks : I Only Have Eyes For You, Think, Lament (Dedicated To Dr. Ray Copeland), Coming Back, Jamaica, Nonet, When The Spirit Returns

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Stanton Davis, Bruce Purse, Malachi Thompson, Stanton Davis, Craig Harris, Steve Turre, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Phillip Wilson

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Naked, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1986, DIW

Tracks : Dancer, Tobago Tango, Flash 1, We Bop, Charm No. 10, RMR, Galactic Landscape, Way Way Down Yonder

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Mudfoot, The Leaders, 1986, Black Hawk

Tracks : Miss Nancy, Elaborations, Midnite Train, Freedom Swing Song, Song of Her, Mudfoot, Cupid

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Hello Dolly, Lester Bowie, 1987, Muse 5337

Tracks : Lonely Woman, Banana Whistle, Hello Dolly, Fast Last / C, F-Troop Rides Again

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Julius Hemphill, John Stubblefield, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Charles Shaw, Jerome Cooper, Phillip Wilson

Originally released by Muse in 1974 as Fast Last (Muse 5055)

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Ancient to the Future: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 1, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1987, DIW

Tracks : Sangaredi/Blues for Zen, Creole Love Call, These Arms of Mine, No Woman, No Cry, Purple Haze, Zombie

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye, Bahnamous Lee Bowie

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Avant Pop, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1987, ECM 1326

Tracks : The Emperor, Saving All My Love For You, B Funk, Blueberry Hill, Crazy, Macho (Dedicated To Machito), No Shit, Oh, What A Night

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Malachi Thompson, Rasul Siddik, Stanton Davis, Frank Lacy, Steve Turre, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Phillip Wilson

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Twilight Dreams, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1987, Venture

Tracks : I Am With You, Personality, Duke's Fantasy, Thriller, Night Time (Is the Right Time), Vibe Waltz, Twilight Dreams

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Malachi Thompson, Rasul Siddik, Stanton Davis, Frank Lacy, Steve Turre, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Phillip Wilson

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Serious Fun, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1987, DIW

Tracks : Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Smooth Operator, Inflated Tear, Da Butt, God Bless The Child, Don't Worry Be Happy, Strange Fruit

Musicians : Lester Bowie, E. J. Allen, Gerald Brezel, Stanton Davis, Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Ken Crutchfield, Vinnie Johnson, Famoudou Don Moye

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The Complete Live In Japan, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1988, DIW

Tracks : Spanish Song, Ancestral Voices/Old, Ornedaruth, The Beginning, Waltz, Building The Mid, Ol' Time Southside Street Dance, Zero, Funky Aeco, Odwalla/The Theme

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Tokyo in 1984. A single LP of of music from this performance was released in 1984.

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The Alternate Express, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1989, DIW

Tracks : Whatever Happens, And There Was Peace, Imaginary Situations, Kush, The Alternate Express

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Out Here Like This, The Leaders, 1989, Black Saint 0119

Tracks : Zero, Luna, Cool, Donkey Dust, Portraits, Felicite, Loves I Once Knew

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Unforeseen Blessings, The Leaders, 1989, Black Saint 0129

Tracks : In A Minute, Hip Dripper, Sun Precondition Five, The Search, Lightish, Sun Precondition Six, Peacemaker, Wait A Minute, Agadir, Heavens Dance, Now A Moment, Lucia, Blueberry Hill

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Art Ensemble Of Soweto, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Amabutho, 1990, DIW

Tracks : Coming Soon, African Woman, Fundamental Destiny, Fresh Start, Khauleza, The Bottom Line, Black Man

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye, Elliot Ngubane, Kay Ngwazene, Welcome "Max" Bhe Bhe, Zacheuus Nyoni, Joe Leguabe

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My Way, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1990, DIW

Tracks : Quasi, Who Says, After Thought, My Way, I Got You, Honky Tonk

Musicians : Lester Bowie, E. J. Allen, Gerald Brazel, Stanton Davis, Earl Garner, Frank Lacy, Steve Turre, Gregory Williams, Bob Stewart, Ken Crutchfield, Vinnie Johnson, Famoudou Don Moye

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The Organizer, Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble, 1991, DIW

Tracks : Sonala Nobala, Angel Eyes, The Burglar, Guten Morgen Part 2, Ready Joe, Brooklyn Works Suite

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Steve Turre, James Carter, Amina Claudine Myers, Famoudou Don Moye, Phillip Wilson

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America - South Africa, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Amabutho, 1991, DIW

Tracks : U.S. Of A. - U. Of S.A., Colors One,Eric T, You Got It, America, Zola's Smile

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye, Elliot Ngubane, Kay Ngwazene, Welcome "Max" Bhe Bhe, Zacheuus Nyoni, Joe Leguabe

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Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 2, Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor, 1991, DIW

Tracks : Dreaming of the Masters, Intro to Fifteen, Excerpt from Fifteen Part 3A, 'Round Midnight, Caseworks, Nutty, Dreaming of the Masters

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye, Cecil Taylor

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Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy '90, Art Ensemble of Chicago / Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1991, DIW

Tracks : Yobu-Sun, Ride the Line, Song for Atala, Night Time (Is the Right Time), Good Morning Heartache, The Music of the Night, The Emperor, Variations, A Jackson in Your House, The Great Pretender

Musicians : AEC (tracks 1-3 & 7-10): Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye / Brass Fantasy (tracks 4-10): Lester Bowie , E. J. Allen, Gerald Brezel, Stanton Davis, Clifton Anderson, Steve Turre, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Vinnie Johnson

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Dreaming of the Masters Suite: Music Inspired by and Dedicated to John Coltrane, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1991, DIW

Tracks : Dreaming of the Masters, Call of the Captain, Impressions, Colors Too, Naima, Spiritual, Ohnedaruth, Go Ahead, Song for Atala, Dreaming of the Masters

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

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Eda Wobu, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1991, JMY

Tracks : Eda Wobu

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Recorded in 1969.

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Live In Berlin, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1991, West Wind

Tracks : As If It Were The Seasons, A Jackson In Your House, Crushed, Dreaming Of The Master, N'Famoudou Boudougou, Odwalla

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Berlin in 1979.

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Funky T. Cool T., Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble, 1992, DIW

Tracks : Funky T., What's New?, When the Spirit Returns, Cool T., Afternoon in Brooklyn

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Steve Turre, James Carter, Amina Claudine Myers, Famoudou Don Moye, Phillip Wilson

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The Fire This Time, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1992, In+Out 7019

Tracks : Night Time (Is The Right Time), For Louis, Journey Towards Freedom, Remember The Time, Strange Fruit, Saving All My Love For You, Siesta For The Fiesta, Night Life, Black Or White, Three For The Festival, The Great Pretender

Musicians : Lester Bowie, E. J. Allen, Gerald Brazel, Tony Barrero, Frank Lacy, Louis Bonilla, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Vinnie Johnson, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live at the Moonwalker Club in Aarburg on May 1, 1992. Released on double LP and CD. The track Saving All My Love For You is omitted from the CD release.

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Salutes The Chicago Blues Tradition, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1993, AECO Records

Tracks : Erika / Carefree, Blues For Zazen, Tin Pan Alley, I, The Blues, Hoochie Coochie Man, Night Time Is The Right Time, Odwalla, Got My Mojo Workin'

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Famoudou Don Moye / Frank Lacy, James Carter, Amina Claudine Meyers, Herb Walker, Chicago Beau

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Tutankhamun, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1994, Black Lion

Tracks : Tutankhamun, The Ninth Room, Tthinitthedalen: Part 1, Tthinitthedalen: Part 2

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Recorded in June 1969. Tracks 1 and 2 originally released on Freedom in 1974..

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Slipping And Sliding, The Leaders, 1994, Sound Hills

Tracks : Slipping And Sliding, Everything Changed, Fukawe T, High Summer, Louisa, Blues On The Bottom, Mist, Drums Til Don

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Kirk Lightsey, Cecil McBee, Don Moye

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Not Two, Milosc & Lester Bowie, 1995, GOWI Records

Tracks : Smrt Maharihia, Plasm-Itch, Taniec Mikolaja, Orchilius, Here's The Olden Messaur, Chlopaki Na Damkach, Ordre Omnitonique

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Mikolaj Trzaska, Maciej Sikala, Leszek Mozdzer, Tymon Tymanski, Jacek Olter

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The Odyssey of Funk & Popular Music, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 1998, Atlantic

Tracks : Birth of the Blues, Next, Two Become One, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Beautiful People, In the Still of the Night, Notorious Thugs, Nessum Dorma, If You Don't Know Me by Now

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Ravi Best, Gerald Brezel, Joseph "Mac" Gollehon, Gary Valente, Joshua Roseman, Louis Bonilla, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Vinnie Johnson, Victor See Yuen

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Coming Home Jamaica, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 1998, Atlantic

Tracks : Grape Escape, Odwalla/Theme, Jamaica Farewell, Mama Wants You, Strawberry Mango, Villa Tiamo, Malachi, Lotta Colada

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye, Bahnamous Lee Bowie (on Strawberry Mango)

Reissued on Dreyfus in 2002 with 3 bonus tracks..

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Talkin' About Life and Death, Milosc & Lester Bowie, 1999, Biodro Records

Tracks : Venus in Furs, A Tribute To Drukpa Kunley, Maple Leaves, Duet, What If, Fukan Zazen-gi, Facing the Wall, Let's Get Serious, The Bardo of Life, Impressions

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Mikolaj Trzaska, Leszek Mozdzer, Tymon Tymanski, Jacek Olter

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Live In Milano, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 2001, Golden Years Of New Jazz

Tracks : Tutankhamun, Illinstrun, A Jackson In Your House

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in Italy in 1980. Originally released on Praxis in 1981.

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Zero Sun No Point (Dedicated To Mynona & Sun Ra), Hartmut Geerken & the Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2001, Leo Records

Tracks : Untitled, Untitled

Musicians : Hartmut Geerken, Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded in Munich in October 1996.

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Urban Magic, Art Ensemble of Chicago, 2003, Musica Jazz

Tracks : Urban Magic, Mama Wants You, Dancer, Chant, Villa Tiamo, Horn Web, Odwalla, Strawberry Mango

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Famoudou Don Moye

Recorded live in France in 1997 and released by the Italian music magazine Musica Jazz.

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When the Spirit Returns, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, 2003, Dreyfus

Tracks : Player Hater, Waterfall, Count on Me, Solitude, Biggie's Ride, One Love, Unchained Melody, Naakkurat Na, Save the Best for Last, When the Spirit Returns

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Ravi Best, Gerald Brazel, Joseph "Mac" Gallehan, Luis Bonilla, Joshua Roseman Gary Valente, Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart, Vinnie Johnson, Victor See Yuen, Dean Bowman

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The Great Pretender / Steel + Breath, Lester Bowie, 2014, Jazzwerkstatt JW 124

Tracks : CD 1: Mother's Mode + Peace, Yes, Jesus Loves Me, Tobago, Tobago, Mean Old Man's World, When The Spirit Comes Back To Me, He's Got The Whole World In His Hand, I'm So Grateful, Let The Good Times Roll, The Great Pretender / CD 2 (Steel + Breath): Cool, Philadelphia, Steel And Breath

Musicians : CD 1: Lester Bowie, Ari Brown, Art Matthews, David Peaston, Fontella Bass, Fred Williams, Philip Wilson, Martha Bass / CD 2: Lester Bowie, William Parker, Philip Wilson

CD 1 recorded live at Jazzbühne Berlin in 1982. CD 2 recorded at Green Point Studios in New York City in April 1991.

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Lester Bowie: leader and co-leader: compilations, two-fers and similar

A Jackson In Your House / Message To Our Folks, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1971, BYG

Tracks : A Jackson In Your House, Get In Line, The Waltz, Ericka, Song For Charles, Old Time Religion, Dexterity, Rock Out, A Brain For The Seine

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors

A double LP set that combines the 2 BYG albums A Jackson in Your House and Message to Our Folks.

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Works, Lester Bowie, 1988, ECM 837 274-1

Tracks : Charlie M, Rose Drop, B Funk, When The Spirit Returns, Deb Deb's Face, Monkey Waltz, Fradulent Fanfare, Almost Christmas, Let The Good Times Roll

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American Gumbo, Lester Bowie, 1999, 32 Jazz

Tracks : Lonely Woman, Banana Whistle, Hello Dolly, Fast Last, F-Troop Rides Again, Tender Openings, St. Louis Blues (Chicago Style), Mirage, Rope-A-Dope

Notes : A 2 CD collection that combines the albums Fast Last (aka Hello Dolly), and Rope-A-Dope

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Mirage, Lester Bowie, 1999, Camden

Tracks : Lonely Woman, Banana Whistle, Hello Dolly, Fast Last, F-Troop Rides Again, Tender Openings, St. Louis Blues (Chicago Style), Bugle Boy Bop, Go Bo, Cootie's Caravan Fan, Latin Recovery, The Girth Of The Cool, Chop'n Rock, Finito, Benito, Mirage, Rope-A-Dope

Notes : A 2 CD collection that combines the albums Fast Last (aka Hello Dolly), Rope-A-Dope and Bugle Boy Bop. Julius Hemphill plays on Fast Last

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Restoration Ruin / Bap-Tizum, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 1999, Collectables

Tracks : Restoration Ruin, All Right, For You And Me, Have A Real Time, Sioux City Sue New, You're Fortunate, Fire And Rain, Now He Knows Better, Wonders, Where Are You Going?, Nfamoudou-Boudougou, IMMM, Unanka, Oouffnoon, Ohnedaruth, Odwalla

Musicians : Tracks 1-10: Keith Jarrett / Tracks 11-16: Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors, Don Moye

A CD set that combines the Keith Jarrett album Restoration Ruin with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago album Bap-Tizum.

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A Jackson In Your House / Message To Our Folks, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2000/2001, Charly / Fuel 2000

Tracks : A Jackson In Your House, Get In Line, The Waltz, Ericka, Song For Charles, Old Time Religion, Dexterity, Rock Out, A Brain For The Seine

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors

A CD set that combines the 2 BYG albums A Jackson in Your House and Message to Our Folks.

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Selected Recordings, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2002, ECM :rarum VI

Tracks : Charlie M, Magg Zelma, Rios Negroes, Folkus, Nine To Get Ready, Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi, Odwalla / Theme, Nice Guys

Tracks by the Art Ensemble of Chicago plus a Lester Bowie track, and a track by Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory.

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All The Numbers, Lester Bowie, 2009, Nessa ncd-31/32

Tracks : The Trio Session: August 11, 1967: Warm Up, Number 2, Number 1 / The Quartet Session: August 25, 1967: Number 2 take 4, Number 2 take 6, Number 2 take 7

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors

Some of the music on this double CD was originally released in 1967 on the single LP Numbers 1 & 2.

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1967/68, The Art Ensemble, 2009, Nessa ncd-2500

Tracks : Theme Statements: Slow Theme / Bell Song / Fast Theme / Chinese Song, Old, Tatas-Matoes - Rehearsal, Quartet No. 1, Quartet No. 2, Trio (Oh Susanna), Warm Up, Number 2 - Trio Version, Number 1, Number 2 - Quartet Version Take 4, Number 2 - Quartet Version Take 6, Number 2 - Quartet Version Take 7, A To Ericka, Quintet, Solo, Tutankhamen, Tkhke, Jazz Death?, Carefree - Take 1, Carefree - Take 2, Carefree - Take 3, Tatas-Matoes, Congliptious / Old

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Charles Clark, Phillip Wilson, Robert Crowder, Thurman Barker

A 5 CD box set which includes previously unreleased music plus music originally released on the Lester Bowie album Numbers 1 & 2 (1967) and the Roscoe Mitchell LPs Congliptious (1968) and Old/Quartet (1975).

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The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note, Lester Bowie, 2010, Black Saint/Soul Note

Tracks : The 5th Power: Sardegna Amore (New Is Full Of Lonely People), 3 In 1, Bbb, God Has Smiled On Me, The 5th Power (Finale) / Out Here Like This: Zero, Luna, Cool T, Donkey Dust, Portraits, Félicité, Loves I Once Knew / Unforeseen Blessings: In A Minute, Hip Dripper, Sun Precondition Five,The Search, Lightish, Sun Precondition Six, Peacemaker, Wait A Minute, Agadir, Heaven Dance, Now A Moment, Lucia, Blueberry Hill

This 3 CD set combines the Lester Bowie album The 5th Power with two albums by The Leaders: Out Here Like This and Unforseen Blessings.

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Go Home + Chi Congo, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2010, Galloway

Tracks : Hello Chi, From Bengali, From Saint-Louis, Fly With Honey Hee, Hello Chi, Dance, Chi-Congo, Enlorfe, Part One, Enlorfe, Part Two, Hippparippp

Musicians : Tracks 1-6: Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Fontella Bass, Ivan Jullien, Bernard Vitet, Ambrose Jackson, Raymond Katarzinsky, Jean-Louis Chautemps, Alain Matot, Ventosa, Kenneth Terroade / Tracks 7-11: Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Malachi Favors, Don Moye

A CD that brings together albums originally released in France in 1971 and 1973.

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Early Combinations, Art Ensemble, 2012, Nessa ncd-29

Tracks : A To Ericka, Quintet

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Charles Clark, Thurman Barker

Tracks recorded in 1967 and originally released on the 1993 box set Art Ensemble 1967/68

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A Jackson In Your House / Message To Our Folks / Reese And The Smooth Ones, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, 2013, Charly / Snapper

Tracks : A Jackson In Your House, Get In Line, The Waltz, Ericka, Song For Charles, Old Time Religion, Dexterity, Rock Out, A Brain For The Seine, Reese / The Smooth Ones Part 1, Reese / The Smooth Ones Part 2

Musicians : Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors

A 2 CD set that brings combines the 3 BYG albums A Jackson in Your House, Message to Our Folks, and Reese and the Smooth Ones.

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Lester Bowie: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Sound, Roscoe Mitchell, 1966, Delmark

Tracks : Ornette, The Little Suite, Sound

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Lester Lashley, Maurice McIntyre, Malachi Favors, Alvin Fielder

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Congliptious, Roscoe Mitchell, 1968, Nessa n-2

Tracks : Tutankhamen, TKHKE, Jazz Death?, Congliptious / Old

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Robert Crowder

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Hommage to Africa, Sunny Murray, 1969, Actuel 529.303

Tracks : Suns Of Africa - Part 1, Suns Of Africa - Part 1, R.I.P., Unity

Musicians : Sunny Murray, Clifford Thornton, Lester Bowie, Grachan Moncur III, Roscoe Mitchell, Archie Shepp, Kenneth Terroade, Dave Burrell, Malachi Favors, Alan Silva, Arthur Jones, Earl Freeman, Jeanne Lee

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Yasmina, A Black Woman, Archie Shepp, 1969, Actuel 529.304

Tracks : Yasmina, Sonny's Back, Body And Soul

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Clifford Thornton, Lester Bowie, Hank Mobley, Arthur Jones, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Burrell, Laurence Devereaux, Earl Freeman, Malachi Favors, Sunny Murray, Philly Joe Jones, Art Taylor

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Other Afternoons, Jimmy Lyons, 1969, Actuel 529.309

Tracks : Other Afternoons, Premonitions, However, My You

Musicians : Jimmy Lyons, Lester Bowie, Alan Silva, Andrew Cyrille

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Blasé, Archie Shepp, 1969, Actuel 529.318

Tracks : My Anger, Blasé, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Sophisticated Lady, Touareg

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie, Dave Burrell, Malachi Favors, Philly Joe Jones, Chicago Beau, Julio Finn, Jeanne Lee

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Funky Skull, Melvin Jackson, 1969, Limelight 86071

Tracks : Funky Skull Parts 1 & 2, Ma, She's Makin' Eyes At Me, Bold And Black, Dance Of The Dervish, Everybody Loves My Baby, Cold Duck Time Parts 1 & 2, Say What, Funky Doo, Silver Cycles

Musicians : Melvin Jackson, Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Donald Towns, Tom Hall, Steve Galloway, Byron Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Tobie Wynn, Bobby Pittman, James Tatum, Jodie Christian, Pete Cosey, Phil Upchurch, Billy Hart, Morris Jennings, The Sound Of Feeling, Maurice Miller

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Free Jazz No 1, Various Artists, 1969, Concert Hall

Tracks : Touareg (Archie Shepp), My You (Jimmy Lyons), Ramblin' (Paul Bley), Invisible Blues (Sunny Murray), Ponte Io (Grachan Moncur III)

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on the Jimmy Lyons track which was recorded in Paris in August 1969. The musicians on the track are Jimmy Lyons, Lester Bowie, Alan Silva, Andrew Cyrille

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Pitchin Can, Archie Shepp, 1970, America

Tracks : Uhuru (Dawn Of Freedom) Part 1, Uhuru (Dawn Of Freedom) Part 2, Pitchin Can

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Clifford Thornton, Lester Bowie, Alan Shorter, Bobby Few, Bob Reid, Muhammad Ali, Djibrill, Ostaine Blue Warner, Noah Howard, Julio Finn, Leroy Jenkins, Dave Burrell, Earl Freeman, Sunny Murray, Chicago Beau

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Coral Rock, Archie Shepp, 1970, America

Tracks : Coral Rock, I Should Care

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie, Al Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Bobby Few, Bob Reid, Mohamed Ali, Djibrill, Ostaine Blue Warner

Subsequently released on Prestige in 1973.

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Gittin' to Know Y'All, Various Artists, 1970, MPS

Tracks : Gittin' to Know Y'All (Part I), Gittin' to Know Y'All (Part II), Ved Soerevatn, For My Two J.B.'s, May Hunting Song

Musicians : Tracks 1 & 2: Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra: Lester Bowie, Hugh Steinmetz, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Eje Thelin, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Alan Skidmore, Heinz Sauer, Gerd Dudek, Bernt Rosengren, John Surman, Willem Breuker, Terje Rypdal, Dave Burrell, Leo Cuypers, Barre Phillips, Palle Danielsson, Steve McCall, Tony Oxley, Claude Delcloo / Track 3: Terje Rypdal Group: Terje Rypdal, Claude Delcloo, Joseph Jarman, Bernt Rosengren, Karin Krog, Barre Phillips, Palle Danielsson, Steve McCall / Track 4: Karin Krog / Track 5: Willem Breuker, John Surman

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Alan Silva and the Celestial Communications Orchestra, 1971, Actuel 529.342-4

Tracks : Seasons Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6

Musicians : Alan Silva, Alan Shorter, Lester Bowie, Bernard Vitet, Ronnie Beer, Michel Portal, Robin Kenyatta, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Lacy, Dave Burrell, Joachim Kühn, Dieter Gewissler, Jouk Minor, Kent Carter, Irene Aebi, Don Moye, Jerome Cooper, Oliver Johnson

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Sunshine, Sunny Murray, 1971, Actuel 529.348

Tracks : Flower Trane, Real, Red Cross

Musicians : Sunny Murray, Lester Bowie, Archie Shepp, Kenneth Terroade, Dave Burrell, Alan Silva, Malachi Favors

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Coral Rock, Archie Shepp, 1973, Prestige 10066

Tracks : Coral Rock, I Should Care

Musicians : Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie, Al Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Bobby Few, Bob Reid, Mohamed Ali, Djibrill, Ostaine Blue Warner

Originally released on America Records in France in 1970.

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Under the Sun, Human Arts Ensemble, 1974, Universal Justice Records

Tracks : A Lover's Desire, Hazrat, The Sufi

Musicians : Charles Bobo Shaw, Lester Bowie, Victor Reef, J.D. Parran, Oliver Lake, Marty Erlich, James Marshall, Vincent Terrell, Butch Smith, Abdallah Yakub, Alan Suits, Carol Marshall

Originally released on Universal Justice Records in 1974 and then on Arista Freedom in 1975.

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Fresh, Frank Lowe, 1975, Arista Freedom AL 1015

Tracks : Epistrophy, Play Some Blues, Fresh, Mysterioso, Chu's Blues

Musicians : Frank Lowe, Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Abdul Wadud, Charles Bobo Shaw, Steve Reid, Selene Fung

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Old/Quartet, Roscoe Mitchell, 1975, Nessa n-5

Tracks : Old, Quartet Part 1, Quartet Part 2, Solo

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Phillip Wilson

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Under the Sun, Human Arts Ensemble, 1975, Arista Freedom AL 1022

Tracks : A Lover's Desire, Hazrat, The Sufi

Musicians : Charles Bobo Shaw, Lester Bowie, Victor Reef, J.D. Parran, Oliver Lake, Marty Erlich, James Marshall, Vincent Terrell, Butch Smith, Abdallah Yakub, Alan Suits, Carol Marshall

Originally released on Universal Justice Records in 1974.

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Funky Donkey Vol. 1, Luther Thomas / Human Arts Ensemble directs the Saint Louis, Missouri Creative Ensemble, 1977, Creative Consciousness Records

Tracks : Funky Donkey, Una New York

Musicians : Luther Thomas, Floyd LeFlore, Harold Pudgey Atterbury, Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, J.D. Parran, Marvin Horne, Eric Foreman, Charles Bobo Shaw, Abdella Ya Kum, Rocky Washington

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Stalemate, Fela Kuti and Afrika Seventi, 1977, Afrodesia

Tracks : Stalemate, Don't Worry About My Mouth

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album.

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Streets Of St. Louis, Charles Bobo Shaw & Human Arts Ensemble, 1978, Moers Music

Tracks : Streets Of St. Louis, Miles Beyond, Entensity Big, Hard Light

Musicians : Charles Bobo Shaw, Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Julius Hemphill, Hamiet Bluiett, Dominique Gaumont, Abdul Wadud

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New Directions, Jack DeJohnette, 1978, ECM 1128

Tracks : Bayou Fever, Where Or Wayne, Dream Stalker, One Handed Woman, Silver Hollow

Musicians : Jack DeJohnette, Lester Bowie, John Abercrombie, Eddie Gomez

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No Agreement, Fela Kuti and Afrika 70, 1978, Decca Afrodesia

Tracks : No Agreement, Dog Eat Dog

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album.

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Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Vol 1, David Murray, 1978, India Navigation IN 1032

Tracks : Nevada's Theme, Bechet's Bounce, Obe, Let The Music Take You

Musicians : David Murray, Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, Phillip Wilson

Recorded live in New York City in December 1977.

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Live At The Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Vol 2, David Murray, 1979, India Navigation IN 1044

Tracks : For Walter Norris, Santa Barbara And Crenshaw Follies

Musicians : David Murray, Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, Phillip Wilson

Recorded live in New York City in December 1977.

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Divine Love, Leo Smith, 1979, ECM 1143

Tracks : Divine Love, Tastalun, Spirituals: The Language Of Love

Musicians : Leo Smith, Lester Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, Dwight Andrews, Bobby Naughton, Charlie Haden

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Free to Dance, Marcello Melis, 1979, Black Saint 0023

Tracks : Before The Lights Go On, Struggle To Be, Free To Dance

Musicians : Marcello Melis, Lester Bowie, Fred Hopkins, Sheila Jordan, Jeannie Lee, George Lewis, Don Moye, Don Pullen, Enrico Rava, Gary Valente, Nana Vasconcelos

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Funky Donkey: Live, Luther Thomas Creative Ensemble, 1979, Circle RK 1977/15

Tracks : Funky Donkey, Una New York

Musicians : Luther Thomas, Floyd Le Hore, Harold Pudgay Atterbury, Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, J.D.Parran, Marvin Home, Eric Foreman, Charles Bobo Shaw, Abdella Ya Kum, Rocky Washington

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New Directions in Europe, Jack DeJohnette, 1980, ECM 1157

Tracks : Salsa For Eddie G., Where Or Wayne, Bayou Fever, Multo Spiliagio

Musicians : Jack DeJohnette, Lester Bowie, John Abercrombie, Eddie Gomez

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6 x 1 = 10 Duos For A New Decade, John Fischer, 1980, Circle RK 7879/21

Tracks : Walking Ahead, I Love You Mama, What If?, But Not For Me, February, What If, 110th Street, Squeal, Bull Pop, How Long Has This Been Going On?

Musicians : John Fischer, duos with: Lester Bowie, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Arthur Blythe, Charles Tyler, Rick Kilburn

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Black President, Fela Kuti, 1981, Arista

Tracks : Sorrow, Tears And Blood, Colonial Mentality, I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album.

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Perambulator, Fela Kuti, 1983, Lagos International Records

Tracks : Perambulator, Frustration

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on track 1 of this album.

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Music For The Texts Of Ishmael Reed, Conjure, 1984, American Clave

Tracks : Jes' Grew, The Wardrobe Master Of Paradise, Dualism, Oakland Blues, Skydiving, Judas, Betty Ball's Blues, Untitled II, Fool-Ology (The Song), From The Files Of Agent 22, Dualism, Rhythm In Philosophy

Musicians : Lester Bowie wrote the music for and plays on the track Fool-Ology (The Song).

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Hiroshima: Stars That Shine Darkly, Vol. 1, Sun Ra, 1985, Saturn

Tracks : Stars That Shine Darkly, Hiroshima

Musicians : Sun Ra, Lester Bowie (track 1), Don Cherry, John Gilmore, Archie Shepp, Marshall Allen, Eloe Omoe, Richard Davis, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jarvis, Don Moye

Probably recorded live in 1983. This album was a self-released LP that was probably not available through retail outlets. Subsequently reissued on Art Yard in 2007.

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Outer Reach Intensity-Energy: Stars That Shine Darkly, Vol. 2, Sun Ra, 1985, Saturn

Tracks : Outer Reach Intensity-Energy, Cosmos Rendezvous, Barbizon, The Double That..., The Ever Is..., Stars That Shine Darkly, Part 2

Musicians possibly: Track 6: Sun Ra, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, John Gilmore, Archie Shepp, Marshall Allen, Eloe Omoe, Richard Davis, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jarvis

Probably recorded live in 1983 and 1984. This album was a self-released LP that was probably not available through retail outlets.

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Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill, Various Artists, 1985, A&M

Tracks : Mahagonny Songspiel (Intro) (Steve Weisberg), Ballad Of Mac The Knife (Sting & Dominic Muldowney), Cannon Song (Fowler Brothers), Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife (Marianne Faithfull), Johnny Johnson Medley (Van Dyke Parks), The Great Hall (Henry Threadgill), Alabama Song (Ralph Schuckett), Youkali Tango (Armadillo String Quartet), The Little Lieutenant Of The Loving God (John Zorn), September Song (Lou Reed), Lost In The Stars (Carla Bley), What Keeps Mankind Alive? (Tom Waits), Surabaya Johnny (Dagmar Krause), Oh Heavenly Salvation (Mark Bingham), Call From The Grave/Ballad In Which Macheath Begs All Men For Forgiveness (Todd Rundgren), Speak Low (Charlie Haden), In No Man's Land (Van Dyke Parks)

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on the Henry Threadgill track.

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The Ritual, Kahil El'Zabar, 1986, Sound Aspects

Tracks : Magg Zelma

Musicians : Kahil El'Zabar, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors

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Meet, Danny Wilson, 1987, Virgin

Tracks : Davy, Aberdeen, Mary's Prayer, Lorraine Parade, Nothing Ever Goes to Plan, Broken China, Steamtrains to the Milky Way, Spencer-Tracey, You Remain an Angel, Ruby's Golden Wedding, A Girl I Used to Know, Five Friendly Aliens, I Won't Be Here When You Get Home

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album.

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Sacred Love, Kahil El'Zabar's The Ritual, 1988, Sound Aspects

Tracks : Day Of The Celestials, The Inner Search, Earth Song, There Is No Greater Love

Musicians : Kahil El'Zabar, Lester Bowie, Raphael Garett, Malachi Favors

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Bello Carico, Tullio De Piscopo, 1988, EMI

Tracks : Energia Compressa, Libero, Andamento Lento, Drums In The Air (Bello Carico), Che Cosa Hai?, Cherchez La Femme, Good Times My Friend, Tamboò Tamboò Da Rè

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album.

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Avoid The Funk, Defunkt, 1988, Hannibal Records

Tracks : Make Them Dance, Strangling Me With Your Love (Revisited), Avoid The Funk, In The Good Times, For The Love Of Money, The Razor's Edge, Defunkt

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on tracks 2 and 6 of this anthology. These tracks had only previously been released on singles.

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Zebra, Jack DeJohnette, 1989, MCA

Tracks : Ntoro I, Jongo, Aho, Kpledzo, Ntoro II

Musicians : Jack DeJohnette, Lester Bowie

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Environ Days, INTERFace, 1991, Konnex

Tracks : The Call, POUM!, The Flies, Quartet, Inter-Poum, Trio, A Touch of Strange, Polka, FOGGY, 476, Free Blues Warmup

Musicians : John Fischer, Mark Whitecage, Rick Kilburn, Philip Wilson, Lester Bowie (tracks 5, 6), Perry Robinson (tracks 1, 3, 7), Arthur Blythe (tracks 5, 6), Marion Brown (track 8), Charles Tyler (track 4), Tom Whaley (track 11), Armen Halburian (track 2)

Recordings from 1975, 1977 and 1978.

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Jesceallàh, James Senese & Napoli Centrale, 1992, Blue Angel

Tracks : Acquaiò L'Acqua E' Fresca, Jesceallàh, Viecchie, Mugliere, Muorte E Criature, Zanzibar, Str. San Sebastiano, Ululu Na, Na, Na, D'Int' 'A Nuttata, Ngu Ngu Ngu, Campagna, Mamadu

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on two tracks of this album.

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Black Tie White Noise, David Bowie, 1993, Savage

Tracks : The Wedding, You've Been Around, I Feel Free, Black Tie White Noise, Jump They Say, Nite Flights, Pallas Athena, Miracle Goodnight, Don't Let Me Down & Down, Looking for Lester, I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday, The Wedding Song

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on some tracks of this album.

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Cum Funky, Defunkt, 1994, Enemy Records

Tracks : See Through, It's On My Mind, Knuckle Sandwich, Without Justice, Happy, Cum Funky, Sexy Lover, Dogon A.D., When You Were Mine, Sneakin', Runaway

Musicians : Joseph Bowie, Lester Bowie, Byron Bowie, Kevin Bents, Rishard Lampese, Ronnie Jenkins, Scooter Warner, Kelli Sae

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Hi-Bop Ska, Skatalites, 1994, Shanachie

Tracks : Guns Of Navarone, Flowers For Albert, Ska Reggae Hi-Bop, You're Wondering Now, Everlasting Sound, African Freedom, Man In The Street, Split Personality, Renewal, Nelson's Song, Burru Style, Ska Ska Ska

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album

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Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, Various Artists, 1994, GRP

Tracks : Time Is Moving On (Donald Byrd), Un Ange En Danger (MC Solaar), Positive (Michael Franti), Nocturnal Sunshine (Me'shell Ndegeocello), Flyin' High In The Brooklyn Sky (Digable Planets), Stolen Moments (United Future Organization), The Rubbers Song (The Pharcyde), Proceed II (The Roots), Trouble Don't Last Always (Incognito), Rent Strike (DJ Smash Remix) (Groove Collective), The Scream (Us3), This Is Madness (Umar Bin Hassan), Apprehension (Don Cherry), A Love Supreme (Branford Marsalis), A Love Supreme (Alice Coltrane), The Creator Has A Master Plan (Pharoah Sanders)

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on the Digable Planets track. The musicians on that track are: Federico Gonzalez Pena, Carl Carter, Steve Williams, Danny Sadownick, Lester Bowie, Wah Wah Watson

An AIDS fundraising and awareness compilation. The last three tracks are on a bonus CD only available with some editions.

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Buddy Bolden's Rag, Malachi Thompson & Africa Brass, 1995, Delmark

Tracks : Buddy Bolden's Rag, World View, The Chaser In Brasil, We Bop, Nubian Call, The Chaser In America, Kojo Time, Harold The Great, A Mouse In The House

Musicians : Malachi Thompson, Kenny Anderson, Lester Bowie, David Spencer, Steve Berry, Bill McFarland, Ray Ripperton, Edwin Williams, Zane Massey, Ari Brown, Harrison Bankhead, Darryl Ervin, Dr. Cuz, Richard Lawrence

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No Ways Tired, Fontella Bass, 1995, Nonesuch

Tracks : The Light Of The World, You Don't Know What The Lord Told Me, No Ways Tired, Everlasting Arms, What The World Needs Now, All My Burdens, I Surrender All, Lean On Me, This Place I Call Home, This Little Light Of Mine, I Must Tell Jesus

Musicians : Fontella Bass, Arthur Baron, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Dave Douglas, Marty Ehrlich, David Sanborn, Doug Wieselman, Donald Smith, Stew Cutler, Harvey Brooks, Garry Bruer, The Institutional Radio Choir

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Bluesiana Hurricane, Rufus Thomas, Bill Doggett, et al, 1995, Shanachie

Tracks : Big Fine Hunk Of Woman, Hubidy, The World Is Round, On And Off, A Bitter Dose, Honky Tonk,Part I, Honky Tonk,Part II, Barefootin', Some Shady Stuff, Walking The Dog, Halfsteppin', Soulful High Yellow

Musicians : Rufus Thomas, Bill Doggett, Lester Bowie, Bobby Watson, Sue Foley, Chuck Rainey, Will Calhoun

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Conversin' with the Elders, James Carter, 1996, Atlantic

Tracks : FreeReggaeHiBop, Parker's Mood, Lester Leaps In, Naima, Blue Creek, Centrepiece, Composition #40Q, Moten Swing, Atitled Valse

Musicians : James Carter, Lester Bowie (tracks 1 & 9), Harry "Sweets" Edison (tracks 3 & 6), Buddy Tate (tracks 5 & 8), Hamiet Bluiett (tracks 4 & 7), Larry Smith (track 2), Craig Taborn, Jaribu Shahid, Tani Tabbal

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Brazzy Voices, The Brazz Brothers, 1996, In+Out Records

Tracks : Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Han Tek Ikkje Glansen Av Livet, Silver Threads Among The Gold, Everything Must Change, Med Jesus Vil Eg Fara, African Roots, Min Sjel, Eg Veit I Himmelrik Ei Borg, Come Sunday

Musicians : Jan Magne Førde, Jarle Førde, Lester Bowie, Helge Førde, Runar Tafjord, Stein Erik Tafjord, Amina Claudine Myers, Egil "Bop" Johansen, Famoudou Don Moye, David Peaston, Skruk Choir

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Mac's Smokin' Section, Mac Gollehon, 1996, Mckenzie

Tracks : Park Avenue, One Secret Night, Smokin' Section, Boulevard, If Time Allows, Out Of Bounds, Man With The Snakeskin Soul, Body Slam Jam, See Her In The Street, Ya Walkit So Smoov, Madhaus, Backporch, Hang, Late Late Show, Last Call

Musicians include: Mac Gollehon, Lester Bowie, Tom Russo, Hilton Ruiz, Mick Gaffney, Nile Rodgers, Matt Hathaway

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Hello Friend: To Ennis with Love, Bill Cosby, 1997, Verve

Tracks : Wide Open, Moanin', Sister Sadie, Laura, Freedom Jazz Dance, Stella By Starlight, Side Winder, Senor Blues

Musicians include: Lester Bowie, Phillip Harper, Bobby Watson, Craig Handy, Cedar Walton, Peter Washington, Billy Higgins, Steve Kroon

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My Secret Life, Sonia Dada, 1998, Calliope

Tracks : Zachary, Things Change, Ain't Life For The Living, Don't Go (Giving Your Love Away), Phases Of The Moon, Green Eyed Esther, Get To You, Las Vegas Virgin, I'm Gone, Cold, So Sad, You Don't Love Me Anymore, Morning Comes, Would I Lie To You, Paradise

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album

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Amore Pirata, Lorenzo Gasperoni Mamud Band, 1998, Il Manifesto

Tracks : Ya Baby (Medley: Ha Ya Bibi / Manea), Culetti Umidi, Leo, Parte Prima, Leo, Parte Seconda, Parakolo, Lirica Dolap, Hicaz Dolap, Ti Voglio Amar, Bisi Bisi, Amore Pirata, Kustino Oro, Black Orkestar Suite: Black Preludio/Black Orkestar, Black Mangialajo/Lumen Black Lumen

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on some tracks of this album.

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Smokin' Live, Mac Gollehon, 1999, Mckenzie

Tracks : Manic Depression, Ruby My Dear, Fun, Slack, Child Of Ecstacy, Mac Daddy, The Wild One, Windswept, Hot Blood

Musicians include: Mac Gollehon, Lester Bowie, Alex Blake, Badal Roy, Tommy Campbell, Buddy Williams

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G:MT Greenwich Mean Time Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1999, Island Records

Tracks : Meantime (GMT & Imogen Heap), Dialogue (No Artist), Christiansands (Tricky), Tears Are Waiting (GMT & Hinda Hicks), Sincere (MJ Cole), Where Is The Love (GMT & Hinda Hicks), Dialogue (No Artist), Vikram The Vampire (Talvin Singh), All I Wanna Do (Dfrnt Lvls), Please Can I Go Now? (GMT & Hinda Hicks), Who Would You Have Me Love (GMT & Hinda Hicks), Succumb To You (GMT & Hinda Hicks), Dialogue (No Artist), Baptism (Roots Manuva), Rachel's Song (Instrumental) (GMT & Lester Bowie)

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on three tracks of this soundtrack album.

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Cherry, Josh Roseman Unit, 2000, Enja

Tracks : Don't Be Cruel, If I Fell, Kashmir, In The Land Of Make Believe, Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie, Extra Virgin, Just To Keep You Satisfied, Love In Outer Space, Trousertrout, Frank Mills Jr., Smells Like Teen Spirit, Daddy Redux

Musicians : Josh Roseman, Lester Bowie (tracks 8, 9 & 11), Matt Shulman, David Jensen, Jay Rodrigues, Bob Stewart, John Medeski, Ben Monder, David Fiuczynski, Scott Colley, Ari Hoenig, Joey Baron, EJ Rodriguez

Released in the US on Knitting Factory in 2002.

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Funky Donkey, Vol 1 & 2, Luther Thomas and The Human Arts Ensemble, 2001, Atavistic

Tracks : Funky Donkey, Una New York, Intensity

Musicians : Luther Thomas, Floyd LeFlore, Harold Pudgey Atterbury, Lester Bowie, Joseph Bowie, J.D. Parran, Marvin Horne, Eric Foreman, Charles Bobo Shaw, Abdella Ya Kum, Rocky Washington

Tracks 1 and 2 were originally released on Funky Donkey Vol 1 in 1977.

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Previsioni Del Tempo / Forecast, Italian Instabile Orchestra, 2002, Imprint Records

Tracks : Scongiuro: Presentation/Scongiuro, Minutes: Presentation/Minutes, Concerto Grasso: Presentation/Concerto Grasso, Lover Man: Lover Man, AEIO: Presentation/AEIO, Sud: Presentation/Sud

Musicians : Pino Minafra, Alberto Mandarini, Enrico Rava, Guido Mazzon, Lester Bowie (tracks 10 & 11), Luca Calabrese, Lauro Rossi, Sebi Tramontana, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Daniele Cavallanti, Carlo Actis Dato, Achille Succi, Gianluigi Trovesi, Renato Geremia, Mario Schiano, Eugenio Colombo, Umberto Petrin, Antonello Salis, Paolo Damiani, Bruno Tommaso, Giovanni Maier, Tiziano Tononi, Vincenzo Mazzone

The two tracks featuring Lester Bowie were recorded in Vignola in July 1998.

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Test Pattern, Sonia Dada, 2004, Razor & Tie

Tracks : Moons of Jupiter, Saturday, Temple, Gordon, Old Bones, Diggin' on a Road, Ragdoll, Sundogs, Take Back, Lights Out, Dark Visions, Sylvia

Musicians : Lester Bowie plays on this album

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Hiroshima, Sun Ra All Stars Band, 2007, Art Yard

Tracks : Stars That Shine Darkly, Hiroshima

Musicians : Sun Ra, Lester Bowie (track 1), Don Cherry, John Gilmore, Archie Shepp, Marshall Allen, Richard Davis, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jarvis, Don Moye

Probably recorded live in 1983. Originally released on a limited edition LP in 1985.

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Milan, Zurich, West Berlin, Paris, Sun Ra All Stars Band, 2008, Transparency

Tracks : Unidentified Title, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Title, East Of The Sun, King Porter Stomp, King Porter Stomp, What's New?, Unidentified Ra Piano Solo, Cocktails For Two, Spontaneous Simplicity, Space Is The Place, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Ra Piano Solo, Unidentified Blues, Lights On A Satellite, What's New?, Cocktails For Two, Poinciana, Stars That Shine Darkly, Unidentified Jam #1, Somewhere Else, Early Morning Blues, Poinciana, Unidentified Title, The Shadow World, Unidentified Jam #2, Unidentified Title, Unidentified Title, Over The Rainbow, Lights On A Satellite, What's New?, Poinciana, 'Round Midnight

Musicians : Sun Ra, Lester Bowie (track 1), Don Cherry, John Gilmore, Archie Shepp, Marshall Allen, Richard Davis, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jarvis, Don Moye

A five CD box set of live recordings from a tour of Europe in October/November 1983.

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As The Crow Flies, Guido Mazzon, 2008, Ictus

Tracks : Alì Boma Yè, Lullaby For Duccio, Song N.4, Fire And Light, Studio N.2,6, In Cerchio, Et Voilà, Drops N.3, Composition N.45, Frammento N.1, Waiting For A Symphony

Musicians : Guido Mazzon, Alberto Mandarini, Lester Bowie (track 3), Andrea Centazzo, Roberto Ottaviano, Mario Schiano, Michel Godard, Gaetano Liguori, Giovanni Maier, Andrew Cyrille, Tiziano Tononi, Ellen Christi

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Congliptious, Roscoe Mitchell, 2009, Nessa ncd-2

Tracks : Tutankhamen, TKHKE, Jazz Death?, Congliptious / Old, Carefree (take 1), Carefree (take 2)

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Robert Crowder

There are two bonus tracks on this CD reissue of the album that was originally released in 1968 on LP.

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The Ancestors Are Amongst Us, Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio, 2010, Katalyst

Tracks : Ju Ju Call, In The Belly Of Now, Dawning Of The Aware Ones, Inner Sanctum, Hip / Nuss, Ituri Dream, Celestial Dance, The Ancestors Are Amongst Us

Musicians : Kahil El'Zabar, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors

Live recording from 1987.

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Old/Quartet Sessions, Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, 2011, Nessa ncd-27/28

Tracks : Old, Quartet No. 2, Solo, Trio (Oh Susanna), Theme Statements: Slow Theme/Bell Song/Fast Theme/Chinese Song, Tatas-Matoes (Rehearsal), Quartet No. 1

Musicians : Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, Phillip Wilson

Some of this music on this double CD release was originally released on the single LP Old/Quartet in 1975.

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Last updated July 2015